Fearless in Nigeria

For this weekend’s music interlude, we return with our Liner Notes series, which is simply, musicians writing about making music. This time around we have VILLY from VILLY & The Xtreme Volumes talking…

South Africa needs a new public debate

Economic and political crises typically encourage new avenues for conceptualizing a reordering of society. This is because they open up spaces in the realm of discourse due to the discrediting of traditional…

Irregular boundaries

Now in Maytime to the wicket Out I march with bat and pad: See the son of grief at cricket Trying to be glad. – A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad In the…

Weekend Music Break No.104

Weekend Music Break is back to our regularly scheduled programming. Just a playlist of ten great songs and visuals from across Africa and its diaspora! 1) This week we start out with Malian legend Oumou…

Brave new world

In Pakistani writer Moshin Hamid’s prescient new novel, Exit West, two young lovers confront a world being torn apart by conflict and inequality and re-made through migration. Part of the book is…